Macbeth Greed Quotes

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William Shakespeare wrote a play called Macbeth, where the main character Macbeth is trying to get the most power he possibly can and kill everyone in his way. Macbeth's actions are caused by strong and maybe small emotions that guide his actions. Emotions like anger, guilt, sadness, greed, and many more. Macbeth’s character is very simple, he is a man that is given a very good opportunity for power and he takes it and doesn’t want to give it up. Macbeth's actions were mostly controlled by greed, anger, and guilt. Macbeth’s greed for the prophecy to come true caused him to betray those closest to him. First, Macbeth’s greed for him to become king like in the prophecy makes him act out. “I go and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell” (Shakespeare 2.1.63-65). In this quote Macbeth is saying that the bell is calling Duncan to heaven or to hell. Macbeth was told to kill him after the bell rings. Second, Macbeth’s greed made him let everyone believe that the killer was someone who was in his way of the throne. When Malcolm and Donalbain ran off it made people think that they were the ones who killed Duncan, Macbeth let the rumors …show more content…

First, Macbeth’s anger towards Banquo knowing that he might have killed Duncan caused him to lash out. “Who wear our health but sickly in his life,Which, in his death, were perfect” (Shakespeare 3.1. 106-107). In this quote Macbeth is saying that if they kill Banquo his life would be much better. Second, Macbeths anger led him to do something terrible to Macduff's family. “But it’s too late—the murderers have arrived, and they kill her son. She flees, the murderers hot on her heels” (Shakespeare 4.2. Scene Summary). Macbeth sends the murderers after Macduff’s whole family including his young children. In conclusion, anger is one of the worst emotions to lead your

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